August 15, 2022

Chipotle Chicken Bowls with Pineapple Salsa

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There is SO much flavor in these Chipotle Chicken Bowls with Pineapple Salsa! The perfect mix of spicy and sweet in this tasty meal!

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Sweet, spicy

and everything nice-y!

The last word may not have been English, but it perfectly describes this bowl.

We’re talking chewy sweet potatoes, juicy-fresh pineapple, tangy lime juice, sticky BBQ sauce and spice-rubbed chicken that is gonna give your mouth a trip to FLAVOR TOWN.

I have to say, I am VERY sensitive to chipotle pepper. They’re a strong flavor, no?

But when you combine with the right ingredients like this recipe or my chipotle slow cooker pork tenderloin tacos or chipotle healthy keto pulled pork, it just works SO WELL.

Why you will LOVE this recipe 

I am ALL ABOUT a good bowl recipe. It’s an all-in-one meal that is loaded with flavors, textures and colors and I could eat them every day! From keto low carb pizza bowls to thai peanut butter chicken quinoa bowls, I am such a fan, and today’s recipe is a new favorite of mine! Introducing whole30 Chipotle Chicken Bowls- a chicken and sweet potato bowl that is bursting with Mexican flavor and flair, topped off with a fresh tropical salsa that provides that perfect sweetness and zing you’re looking for. You and your crew are going to love these, and you’ll also love how easy they are to put together! 

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Ingredients Needed

Like so many of the recipes here on the blog, this chicken bowl recipe uses whole, healthful ingredients to create a delicious and nutritious meal that you can feel good about feeding your family. The spices work together to create the perfect amount of flavor and the salsa provides that freshness that brings it all together in your bowl. Here’s what you’ll need to gather before getting started:

Sweet PotatoOlive OilChicken BreastCuminGarlic PowderOnion PowderChipotle Chili PowderPaprikaSea SaltWhole30 Approved BBQ SauceMedjool DatesMedium sized AvocadoPineappleCilantroRed OnionLime

How to roast Sweet Potato in the Oven 

Cooking up your sweet potatoes is an important part of this recipe, as the way you cook them adds so much flavor! I recommend chopping up your sweet potatoes and roasting them to perfection- golden brown and crispy on the outside and perfectly soft and fluffy on the inside! Here’s how:


Peel your sweet potato and carefully chop it into bite sized pieces. 


Place the pieces of sweet potato in a large bowl. Toss them with a splash of olive oil until they are evenly coated, then spread them onto a baking sheet that is lined with tin foil.


Place your pan of sweet potatoes into the oven. Roast for 20-30 minutes or until fork tender. Serve and enjoy! 

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How to make Pineapple Salsa

A chipotle chicken bowl simply isn’t a chipotle chicken bowl without some sweet and zingy, freshly made salsa to top it off and make it a meal! To make your delicious pineapple salsa, you’ll want to start by dicing up your pineapple and red onion, as well as mincing up a bit of cilantro. Place it in a small bowl and squeeze a half of a lime overtop, or as much lime as you want! Serve it on top of your chipotle chicken bowls and enjoy!

Is Chipotle Pepper spicy?

Chipotle peppers bring a slightly sweet, smoky flavor to any recipe that calls for them, and they also provide a bit of heat if you’re into mildly spicy food. They provide a earthy level of heat to a meal rather than being very bold and extremely hot. If your family and friends like a bit of spice to their food but not much more than that, these Chipotle Chicken Bowls are a great choice!

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More healthy “bowl” recipes

grilled tropical chicken bowlslow carb fish taco bowlshealthy burger in a bowl
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Chipotle Chicken Bowls with Pineapple Salsa

There is SO much flavor in these Chipotle Chicken Bowls with Pineapple Salsa! The perfect mix of spicy and sweet in this tasty meal!Course DinnerCuisine AmericanPrep Time 10minutesCook Time 25minutesTotal Time 35minutesServings 2PeopleCalories 495kcalAuthor Taylor Kiser


For the bowls

1MediumSweet potato,cubed (about 150-170g)1TbspOlive oil,divided1/2LbChicken breast1/2tspCumin1/4tspGarlic powder1/4tspOnion powder1/4tspChipotle chili powder1/4tspPaprikaSea salt1/4CupWhole30 approved BBQ Sauce(I used Primal Kitchen Unsweetened)2Medjool dates,sliced (omit if your BBQ sauce is sweetened)1Medium Avocado,diced

For the pineapple salsa:

1 1/4CupPineapple,roughly chopped1/4CupCilantro,diced2TbspRed onion,mincedJuice of half a lime(plus more for serving)


Heat your oven to 400 degrees.Toss the sweet potato with 1/2 tbsp of the oil and spread onto a baking sheet. Bake for 20-30 mins, until fork tender.
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Mix all the spices together in a bowl and coat the chicken breast, sprinkling with salt.
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Heat the remaining 1/2 tbsp of oil in a medium, oven safe pan on high heat. Once hot, sear the chicken breast on both sides until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to the oven and cooked until an instant read thermometer reads 165 degrees F, about 15-20 mins
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While everything cooks, place the bbq sauce and sliced date in a microwave safe bowl and microwave until hot, about 1 minute. Place into a SMALL food processor (mine is 3 cups) and process until the date is broken down (a few little chunks is ok.) You will have to stop and scrape the sides down often.
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Stir together all the pineapple salsa ingredients.
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Dice the chicken and divide between two bowls, followed by the sweet potatoes, pineapple salsa and bbq sauce. Finally, dice the avocado and divide between bowls.Mix it all together and DEVOUR!


Calories: 495kcalCarbohydrates: 51.5gProtein: 26gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 3.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 14.5gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 636mgPotassium: 680mgFiber: 9gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 263IUVitamin C: 62mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 7mg

For This Recipe, I recommend:

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Baking Sheet
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Mixing Bowls
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Small Food Processor
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Published Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2021 09:31:00 +0000